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European Bike Polo Championship 2009

I took a 2 month break, maybe I’m back now, heres some info on the proposed European Bike Polo Championship. Click the image to make it bigger and check out http://www.ebpc2009.com to read more…

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BFF Polo Tournament court announced! Register now!

London’s second polo tournament this year and the return of the Bicycle Film Festival annual tournament will take place this year in the City of London, check out the court location.

Its time to register if your team is interested, there’s no cut off date this time but the sooner the better. Email polo@bicyclefilmfestival.com with your team name and players. Several teams are already confirmed including the Fabulous French Fuckers who took the last tournament by storm.

The date is October 5th, entry is free, lots of prizes and organised half time entertainment. After party at the Electricity Showrooms in Hoxton Square.

If you aren’t playing polo on Sunday check out the cycle picnic in London Fields.

One of the organisers sent this message:

Hello Fixie,
Not sure if you know about this, but we are helping organise a cycle event in London Fields on Sunday afternoon. Its aimed at upright lady cyclists, but of course all cycle tribes are welcome. Fixies may be particularly interested in our cinema tent. The guys from Magnificent Revolution are powering the projector and Ray Pascoe has put together a little programme of rare vintage cycle films for us. Its going to be really special! If you’d like to pop down after bike polo you’re all welcome to join us.

More info.

Polo in North Yorkshire in the news

BBC News was carrying this video today about the guys in North Yorkshire blogged about a couple of days ago after they appeared in a newspaper article. I have to say I do like the look of grass polo’s rough and ready approach, lack of concern for foot-downs and the general anarchy which seems to happen on such a big pitch! The video piece focusses on bike polo as an olympic sport, as its 100 years on since bicycle polo was demonstrated as a sport in the 1908 Olympics.

Polo from the past

Spotted this on the Hardcourt blog. Scan is from Fixed Gear on Flickr. Photo is from a match at Hearne Hill! Incidentally a bunch of old polo bikes were recently rescued from Hearne Hill

European Hardcourt Bike Polo Showdown Zurich

Got this email a little while ago…

Hello European Bikepolo Teams

We’re glad to invite you to the first European Hardcourt Bikepolo Showdown. The Tournament will take place on the 18th of october as a part of the Bicycle Film Festival in Zurich. We have confirmed registration form all over Switzerland, Germany and the U.K. Of course the main challenge will be to beat the current european champion Team Basel. We will play in a big warehouse so you dont have to worry about weather and temperature. Besides Polo and the Movies there will be other Bike Messenger related stuff going on all over the weekend. So we promise that the journey to Switzerland will definitely be worth it. If you’re interested in entering the Bike Polo Tournament please write an email to jerome@thiriet.net to register. More Info and a flyer will be up soon. Check back on fahrradkurier.ch for updates!

This looks good, and playing in a big warehouse sounds like fun, more info on http://bikepoloshowdown.wir24.de.

And if you fancy more European polo action check out Sweden on 14/09 for the Swedish Open Cycle Polo Championship more info http://club.kometbicycles.se/.

ECMC bike polo video

Check out this video from Juli she made about the European Cycle Messenger Championships bike polo competition which took place a few weeks ago in Eindhoven. Watch it big for extra fun.

London Bike Polo League picking up steam

So check out the website and show some interest. The basic premise is that asside from having irreuglar tournaments there would be a constantly running leage open to any teams. The details are still being thrashed out but it all sounds promising!



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